There’s an abundance of apps for group chats. Facebook Messenger, iMessage , WhatsApp , Telegram, the list goes on. One app you may not have considered is Discord, and it just might be the perfect solution for your family or friends. The Problem The idea of using Discord for group chats came from my own family. We had a private Facebook group, a few Facebook Messenger chats, and—for some reason—Instagram became the main place we communicated. It basically worked, but there was a lot of room for improvement. Facebook groups are nice for planning things, but it’s not a place for general conversation. Facebook Messenger is good for conversation, but it’s just one long thread. And Instagram chats, ironically, are terrible for sharing photos. I’ve been using Discord with a group of friends for a couple of years, and I really like how it can be organized and used for different purposes. I decided to see how it would work for my family’s online communication. Not Just … [Read more...] about Why You Should Move Your Group Chat to Discord
Improperly hooking up your generator can burn your house down or kill line workers. A properly connected generator has safety mechanisms to prevent both outcomes. It might be tempting to hook a generator directly up to your home’s electrical system during a power outage, but there’s a right and wrong way to do it. And the wrong way can cause fires and even kill people, so it’s best to read up about the matter in advance. First, the Wrong Way to Do It You may have seen pictures on social media of power cords with two male ends (both ends have prongs) instead of the traditional male-female design you’d expect. Often these images are accompanied by some “clever” advice about how to use the cord to hook up a generator to your home during a power outage so you can use a few circuits to keep your fridge and some ceiling lights on or such. Unscrupulous Amazon resellers were even selling the cords premade, prompting Amazon to pull the listings and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety … [Read more...] about Can I Hook Up a Generator Directly to My House?
With NVIDIA launching new graphics cards like the RTX 4090 and the RTX 4080 , and many more on the horizon, the company is looking to make space in its assembly line. Sadly, two fan-favorites seem to be getting the axe as a result, as NVIDIA has reportedly stopped their production. Industry reports claim NVIDIA has killed off the budget GTX 1660 graphics card, as well as the formerly mid-range RTX 2060. Both cards were solid options for budget gamers who were looking to play games in 1080p at a budget — the RTX 2060, in particular, is the second most popular graphics card on Steam’s Hardware Survey, only behind the older GTX 1060. All models of the RTX 2060 are seemingly being discontinued, including the regular 2060, the 2060 Super, and the 2060 with 12GB of VRAM that was launched in 2020. RELATED NVIDIA's RTX 4000 Series GPUs Are the Upgrade We All Wanted Both cards are fairly old, but NVIDIA relied on their production to have some graphics cards for gamers … [Read more...] about NVIDIA Might be Axing Two of its Best-Selling Budget GPUs
You must use the Spotify app for iPhone, iPad, or Android to find your Spotify Wrapped 2022 results. Open the app and tap the big "Your 2022 Wrapped is ready" banner. The end of the year means one thing for music lovers—Spotify Wrapped 2022 is here! This fun annual recap is one of the reasons why so many people use Spotify. We’ll show you how to find yours. What Is Spotify Wrapped 2022? Spotify Wrapped is an annual recap that shows a bunch of nifty stats about your last year of listening. It highlights the artists, songs, and genres that you listened to most. It’s a great way to look back at the year and share your music taste with friends and on social media. For personal results, you’ll need a Spotify account (free or premium), but everyone else can view a more generalized version of 2022 Wrapped on Spotify’s website . The website shows the top podcasts and music on the platform over the last year. RELATED: How to 'Blend' Spotify Playlists with Your Friends … [Read more...] about How to Find Your Spotify Wrapped 2022
Microsoft Windows has changed a lot in the past 20 years, but there are many areas where it hasn’t. There are still a few visible features in Windows 11 that date back to Windows XP from 2001, or even earlier. In stark contrast to macOS, which breaks compatibility with legacy software on a semi-regular basis, Windows is designed to break as few old applications and games as possible. That has many advantages, but it also means some Windows components haven’t significantly changed in years, as altering them could cause a chain reaction of old applications breaking. For example, even though Internet Explorer is slowly being removed from Windows 10, the rendering engine is used by some Windows software and won’t be removed anytime soon . There are also some Windows components that Microsoft could modernize without risking backwards compatibility. That has been a focus for Windows 11, as apps like Notepad and Paint finally received much-needed makeovers, but there are still … [Read more...] about 8 Places Windows XP Is Hiding in Windows 11